Carolina Aranibar-Fernández is a Bolivian-born multi-media artist. Her artistic practice fuses video installation and oral storytelling with fiber and craft techniques. Her work traces flows of capital–cartography, maritime trade, cash crops, and industrial metals– across bodies-of-water from the perspectives of the native, gendered, and racialized bodies that move it. That is, she re-embodiescapital exposing how contemporary markets insidiously hide historical oppression. Imperialism to colonialism, and now capitalism. Her installations are minted, projected, gilded, casted, woven, beaded, filmed, stepped-on, and crushed, but always spoken-for and register at various levels of action & passivity, and visibility & representation.
Text by Matthew Miranda